Arizona Wildfires

May 31, 2013 5:57 PM by Brian White

Wildfire partially closes US 70 between Globe and Safford

PHOENIX - A wildfire east of Bylas has forced a lane closure on US 70 between mileposts 298-300, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Currently, traffic is alternating through the one open lane. Delays from 30-45 minutes are being reported.

There is no estimated time to reopen both lanes. The closure is about 45 miles east of Globe.

Additional information on active wildfires can be obtained through the Arizona Division of Emergency Management at For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT's Travel Information Site at or call 5-1-1.


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